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who is commissioning work for hundreds of dollars. we begin with breaking news. a bus crash on the fdr. you can see one of the rescues from this photo. several people were hurt after the bus hit a support pillar. cbs 2's tony aiello is live on the scene with the details now. tony? >> reporter: this is the service drive underneath the fdr. we are by the helicopter port. you can see the inspectors. the bus road up a concrete barrier and hit a support structure that holds up the fdr. that caused the door to warm and crash and it couldn't be opened so the firefighters had to pull the door off. if we show you the front passenger side wheel you can see it is 2-1/2 feet off the ground. you can see what happened here, there is a slope on that
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hit -- divider and the bus hit that and hit the support structure for the fdc drive. i spoke with a passenger who was on the bus. >> all i know is i was sleeping and then i went flying. i was in the handicap seat. seat was up. i went flying. he was speeding. >> did the driver say anything? >> he apologized. he apologized. he did apologize. >> reporter: you can tell he did apologize. >> he did apologize. yes. >> reporter: what was his demeanor? >> shaken up. >> reporter: you can see here the video or a still picture of a passenger being taken off the bus through the exit. this man was the most seriously injured. he hit his chest on a sheet and complaining of chest pains and shortness of breath. three people transported from the scene.
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driver were complaining of pain. there were 11 people on the bus. inspectors are trying to figure out how this happened. they will want to talk to the driver and they will look at speed, was he distracted, everything that could explain what happened here they will be looking at. again the good news is, no serious injuries. reporting hive, tony aiello, cbs 2 news. >> okay. thank you. a horrifying case of mistaken identity after death. >> the error was made by the funeral home. cbs 2's brian conybeare reports on the mix up. >> they never got a chance to say good-bye. >> reporter: they are heartbroken over what happened when their mother died of lung cancer in december. >> we had a funeral. wasn't our mother in there. >> reporter: they had an open
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west 145th street in harlem west 145th street in harlem with hundreds of people. some coming from australia. >> all across the world people came to say good-bye to my mom. unfortunately it wasn't our mom. >> reporter: turns out the funeral homemade a terrible mistake. sending the wrong woman's body to the funeral service and to be cremated. during the service here at the church it was a 10-year-old grandson who spoke up as only a child can. >> when i was up there looking at the woman, my son came and said daddy that don't look like grandma. we didn't realize because the woman looked so much like my mother. we figured after so long in the hospital with stage 4 cancer it would change you. like your appearance, your look would be different. >> reporter: we went to get the family some answers.
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mistake made and the wrong body got sent? >> i don't have comment. i will refer you to the gentleman. >> reporter: he told cbs 2 news they have been in business for 50 years and nothing like this ever happened before. we have expressed to the families our acute distress and sorrow and we are reimbursing them for all costs associated with the funeral. >> i hope it doesn't happen to another family, you know? >> reporter: now two agencies are investigating just how a licensed funeral home could make a tragic mistake. brian conybeare, cbs 2 news. >> the family tells us they would like to meet with the family of the woman they cremated to share condolences and photos but the home is refusing to release the woman's name. an off-duty officer shot to death outside a new jersey movie theater. law enforcement vehicles lined the highway near the abandon
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the officer was found with gun shot wounds inside his car around 7:15 a.m. this morning. people familiar with the area say the amboy cinemas building has been abandon for years. and something needs to be done. >> i feel like they should probably build something there, keep it populated. >> i pray for the family of the officers. again, good property. needs to be redeveloped. >> the official cause of death has yet to be determined. results of an autopsy are pending. the officer's name hasn't been released. but cbs 2 news learned he is a 9 year veteran of the force. a cute easter event got uggie at a new jersey mall. a easter bunny and a parent are in custody after getting into a fight. cbs 2's steve langford shows us the brawl played out in front of shoppers and their children. >> reporter: if it wasn't
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a man in an easter bunny costume in a fist fight with a father in the middle of a crowded mall in jersey city sunday. >> you saw the guy dressed up in the easter bunny hitting a customer in line. >> reporter: he came running when he heard the chaos. >> there was kids everywhere. that is what caught my attention. >> reporter: what should have been a sweet photo session turned ugly after a girl shipped off a chair and the father reacted angerly. it is unclear who started the fight. the parent or the bunny. >> i think it is messed up. in front of children, not cool. >> reporter: a new easter bunny in position the day after. kassim charles, the man in the easter bunny costume and the parent, juan jimenez-guerrero
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assault and disorderly conduct. >> it was real sad. kids are seeing that and they think it is the easter bunny and they see a person fighting. >> reporter: shoppers not sure whether to cry or laugh. >> a man dressed bike a bunny. well, it is new jersey, wouldn't surprise me. >> reporter: down one awful rabbit hole, steve langford,. >> reporter: >> the company -- steve langford, cbs 2 news. >> the company is cooperating with police and assigned other bunny role. new information after a battle, fantasy sports leagues state till september. the attorney general announced today all bets are off for now. kings and fan duel. new yorkers built millions at the sites. both companies could go to the
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for now fans are outraged. >> over a million people in the state of new york who play on a weakly basis. for one person to decide they will take that away makes no sense. >> no company or individual is above the law. >> if fantasy sports leagues come back in the fall one measure would add a 15% state tax on the sites' gross rev news. how much will it cost taxpayers in new york and new jersey who never use la guardia airport? cbs 2's jennifer mclogan reports you will now be asked to shell out more as a grand over haul plan checks in. >> reporter: will la guardia airport's redesign come in on budget? a source says no, there is strife between new york and new jersey port activity members.
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>> reporter: last july the governor unveiled a new vision, a rebuild, replacing terminals, the target of joke for decades. >> if i blind folded you and took you to la guardia airport in new york you would think i must be in a third world country. >> i don't think it is easy to get around. >> reporter: built in 1929 passengers and pilots beg for up-- begged begged for upgrades. >> they should do it all in one swoop. shouldn't be over a period of time. >> reporter: $1 billion spent before the vision is launched. atms are prepared to help --
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shell out, yet others feel is mismanagement forcing them to foot the bill? >> a lot of the money is squandered. >> if it goes over budget that is on the privateeen doing it. not on the port activity. >> the $4.2 billion resolution to move forward on the renovation, including past increases and over runs is set for a vote thursday among port authority commissioners. jennifer mclogan, cbs 2 news. >> and the port activity has other needs. a new bus terminal and the hudson river terminal products. first it was the water and now toxins discovered at a new jersey pact, a play -- park, a playground and baseball field and parents are worried. >> the city that is taking out
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>> and the hamptons 3.5 inches of snow. freehold 2.6. i see more precipitation this week. >> coming up on the cbs evening news, cuba welcomes president obama. >> squat pely is live -- scott pelley is live with more. >> we will lead the broadcast tonight with the president in havana, a day many americans to see. we are there and we will have complete coverage on the cbs >> thank you. we will see you then. >> still ahead at 6:00 p.m. give this dog a bone. meet dagger the painting pooch who is selling his creations
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around the globe. after high levels of led were detected in drinking water, now several parks in jersey city are closed due to led. baseball teams no longer have a field to use and some kids can't go outside at recess. new at 6:00 p.m. cbs 2's meg baker has reaction from residents. >> reporter: she usually brings her children to the park in jersey city once a day. >> we came over the weekend and it was closed. >> reporter: park closed till further notice now block the playground.
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here. >> if you look up at the over pass you can see the paint that chipped off. it is upsetting and concerning. >> the mayor says paint chips caused by construction on the new jersey construction were found with results indicating the presence of led. he is a teacher across the street at the elementary school. he says just as spring arrived the kids can't play outside anymore. >> make other arrangements. >> the gates are also locked here. >> i have been here for 20 years. how long has this been going on? >> reporter: >> reporter: in a statement say they they will remove the paint chips beginning tomorrow. capturing any chips that might fall. he questions how seriously the
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>> a handwritten sign. there are people still walking through. nobody warned us about led. >> reporter: the health agency wim be working withjures -- will be working to host led screenings for children. meg baker, cbs 2 news. an eyesore for years and it was gone in an hour. crews tore down a zombie home in mount vernon this morning. it was part of a city program to obliterate abandon homes. the mayor says this home was troubling because the property sits by a bus stop. >> they become havens for crime. they become dens for drug use. and they become intestitations for rodents. most dogs just pant but
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he is migging work from collectors -- commissioning work from collectors world wide. the long long island service dog who tapped in to a different talent. >> hold it and paint. >> reporter: you are watching an artist at work. >> good job and paint. >> three-year-old lab doing what is positivity artful. >> brush. paint. >> reporter: he can paint. his master a professional artist explains how she unleashed his enter talent. >> i said do you want to paint. and he looked at me and his tail wagged and i took aesal, put it -- anesal and put it on the floor -- an esal and put it on the floor. >> reporter: he selects his colors from non-toxic paints. . >> pick a paint.
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>> they see lights and darks. >> reporter: every stroke and dab is daggers as she rotates the canvas. >> that is where i want to be. >> it is a career change for dagger. he started out on the service dog track but had to drop out. that is when he found his true calling. >> i substituted push for paint. >> reporter: he is fetching big bucks for k-9 causes. >> he is helping in his own way. >> reporter: they sell for $50 and he commissioned pieces
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>> all the proceeds go to k-9 cupanions for independence where he -- companions for independence where he came from. [ talking at the same time ] >> the scarf, right? oh, my gosh. brilliant. such a smart dog. >> i have a painting done by a lemur. . >> i don't know thew respond. >> they all look the same. all right. what we see out there for our weather. that is the shot. looks anything but the same in terms of what we saw this morning. a beautiful looking sky. 46 degrees. winds are gusty out there, 23 miles per hour. 47 was the high temperature today. officially 4 degrees cooler than it should be. should hit 51. average temperature tomorrow,
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46 in the city. the hot spot edison 48. everybody is clustered in the same area. monticello 10 degrees cooler than central park. 36. a couple of little snowflakes. it is not much of anything. wherever you see the darker purple color could put a coating down. couple of flakes stick. not a big player. into your day on wednesday we look good. push the map over and the moisture on the west coast will give us a chance of rain thursday into friday. it is just rain. you have to go to vermont to find snow. what you expect for our area is a mild week. i am talking real nice out there on wednesday. temperatures of 70 degrees. few rain chances are there. especially late thursday into friday. easter looks good. late easter could be clouds and
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53 for tuesday. 66 on wednesday. thursday 64. later thursday into friday, rain chance, friday 60 pus reading. 54 -- plus reading. 54 on saturday. 57 on easter and clouds later with a rain chance. >> all right. thank you. jets owner woody johnson weighs in on quark negotiations. sports is next. where should you start when you're told you have cancer? start with a specialist. start where you'll find advanced technology, precision treatment options and truly compassionate care. start here with a team of experts who treat only cancer. every stage. every day. its not one thing we do. it's the only thing we do. start at cancer treatment centers of america in philadelphia. the evolution of cancer care is here. learn more at
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. now your jeep sports desk. >> i tell you what, what we saw this weekend might have been the best weekend in ncaa history. wild. the biggest bracket buster of all time. michigan state was the favorite to win the national championship. they got upset by middle tennessee state in the first round. brooklyn, austin on the verge of becoming the cinderella but notre dame had three shots in
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it. the biggest, xavier falling to wisconsin on a last second three-pointer. and what a 48 hours for northern iowa, friday they win on the buzzer beater but sunday they lose, they blew 12 point lead in the final 35 second to lose it texas a&m. the mets, the heart of the mets will be the pitching staff. the best pitcher on the staff might be jacob. he is just working on his mechanics this spring but he is dominated. he over powered the marlins. 4 hits and struck out 5. in 10 innings he is a 0.90. and david wright he seems unphased by his back injury. he is still targeting an opening day start.
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fitzpatrick, come back to the jets. jets are still trying trying to sign the quarterback. 31 touchdown passes this last year. according to to reports he is only getting half of what he believes he is worth. >> finally one of the saddest faces this week, this was bill murray's reaction when xavier lost to wisconsin. because his son is an assistant at xavier. gopher, groundhog and now badger. >> the whole game he was pumped -- >> at the very end.
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coming up tonight on cbs 2 news at 11:00 p.m. smoke and flames take over a home. we will hear from the 10-year- old turned hero who saved the family. >> and these may look like sun glasses but they are so much more, the secret, technology you can wear. all of that at 11:00 p.m. tonight.
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>> thank you for joining us. we will see you back here tonight at 11:00 p.m. >> this is a new day. un nuevo dia . >> pelley: and an historic day, a first meeting between u.s. and cuban presidents in havana in nearly 90 years. also tonight, new electronic gear shifts are blamed for more than 100 accidents. the little-known law that is taking this six-year-old away from the only family she's ever known. >> with very heavy hearts we comply with the order, and we'll be waiting here for them to come take her. >> pelley: and the untold story behind one of the most famous stories of all time. >> this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: few americans thought they would live to see


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